Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
30 Hours

Requirements

30 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
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MA 1210
Basic Clinical and Administrative Skills
6

Introduces the foundational concepts and skills of patient centered care in the ambulatory setting. The course focus will be on infection control fundamentals, vital patient measurements, assisting with the physical examination communication skills, electronic health records usage and application, and schedule management systems. 60 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
MA 1210L

MA 1250
Intermediate Administrative Skills
5

Examines the administrative medical office concepts and communication expertise associated with the healthcare financial and third party payment structure. Students will engage in professional communication and investigatory skills as it relates to accounts payable, receivable and collections. The use of the EHR and Practice management software will be an integral part of this course. 60 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
MA 1210

Corequisite(s):
MA 1350

Concurrent requisite(s):
MA 1250L

MA 1310A
Dosage Math and Pharmacology
2

Introduces the fundamental principles of pharmacological concepts and practice, medication delivery methods. Students will perfect the mathematical acumen needed to properly calculate medication doses accurately. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
MA 1210

Corequisite(s):
MA 1410

MA 1350
Legal Concepts
2

Focuses on the legal, ethical and bioethical aspects of medical practice, licensure, professional liability, quality assurance, and risk management along with the psychological aspects of human behaviors. Personal and professional development are integrated into the content of this course. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1010, HSC 1210, MA 1210

Corequisite(s):
MA 1250

MA 1410
Clinical Procedures I
5

Explores intermediate clinical practice skills expertise and techniques necessary to assist the physician with diagnostic studies, examinations, patient education, critical thinking and clinical reasoning. The medical specialties covered in this course include: female reproduction, pediatrics, male reproduction, gerontology, orthopedics, urology and minor office surgical procedures, cardiology, and pulmonology. All specialties will incorporate an anatomical and medical language review. 45 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
MA 1210

Corequisite(s):
MA 1310

Concurrent requisite(s):
MA 1410L

MA 1450A
Clinical Procedures II
5

Explores advanced clinical practice skills expertise and techniques necessary to assist the physician with diagnostic studies, examinations, patient education, critical thinking and clinical reasoning. The medical specialties covered in this course include: Infectious disease processes, dermatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and hematology. Laboratory safety and emergency preparedness challenges will also be the focus of proficiency in this course. All specialties will incorporate an anatomical and medical language review. 45 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
MA 1310A, MA 1410

Concurrent requisite(s):
MA 1450L

MA 1510
Credential Review
2

Focuses on a comprehensive review of the program content in preparation for taking the CMA (AAMA) National Certification Examination. Test taking techniques, professional accountability, and career readiness skills will be the focus. This is the capstone course for the Medical Assistant Program. 30 hours of lecture required. Must complete with a C or better.

Corequisite(s):
MA 1530

MA 1530
Medical Assistant Practicum
3

Provides a practicum experience that requires students to perform a minimum of 160 hours of unpaid work experience in a medical facility performing clinical and administrative duties. Students must achieve 73% or better in all coursework to receive credit for this course.

Corequisite(s):
MA 1510

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